Geez, look at Joe (this is, I think, only about the second time I’ve ever seen him on panel).I recently picked up the first volume of the IDW Tracy reprints and skimming the arc that introduced Junior got me thinking…Tracy was an established private detective prior to joining the force after Tess’ father was murdered. About six months later, he met Junior, who was repeatedly said to be nine years old.Some time later, when Junior was still pre-adolescent, B.O. Plenty and Gravel Gertie had a daughter, Sparkle.Some time after THAT, Dick and Tess married.When Sparkle was old enough to be verbal, Dick and Tess had a daughter, Bonnie. Junior was still too young to have a driver’s license at the time.Years later, Junior married Moon Maid. Sometime shortly after that, Sparkle married Vera Alldid.Junior and Sparkle had a daughter, Honeymoon.When Honeymoon was about four or five years old, Moon Maid was killed by a car bomb intended for Tracy. Shortly thereafter, Vera divorced Sparkle.By now, Bonnie Tracy was an adult (married in 1980, Rene Tray? I didn’t know that.).Dick and Tess then had another child, Joe.Sometime later, Sparkle and Junior married (remember, Junior is at least ten or twelve years older than Sparkle). They subsequently had a daughter of their own.Just how much time has passed for these characters, and how old is Tracy anyway?
Jul 27, 2017